Cardinals Claim Conference Crown

first_imgM.J. Eckart, one of seven LU seniors honored in pregame Senior Night ceremonies, scored on a penalty kick just 6:11 into the game after LU forward Lucy Ashworth was pulled down in the penalty area. It was the third penalty-kick goal in as many attempts for Eckart this season, and her fifth goal overall. “What an amazing night,” LU coach Steve Holeman said. “We came out and played an amazing game. These girls worked hard all season, and it really paid off tonight.” “I’ve dreamed of this even before I played my first college game,” Lovejoy said. “To win a championship is incredible. I can’t think of a better group of people to do it with. We went through so much these past few years, but it’s all worth it.” Lovejoy finished with four saves, while Roccaforte, who had allowed just six goals in conference play all season before Friday, made three saves. LU’s four goals were the most the Cardinals scored in a conference game this season. The Cardinals (15-3-1 overall, 10-1-0 Southland) got on the board quickly, taking a 1-0 lead while many of the 695 in attendance were attempting to find a place to sit. Juliana Ocampo scored just 65 seconds into the second half, tallying an unassisted goal after beating Roccaforte from a scramble in front of the cage for her fourth goal of the season. Kelso Peskin made it 3-0 with her team-leading eighth goal just 3:24 after Ocampo’s goal. Laura Parra started the play with a nice pass to Madison Ledet, who fed it to Peskin, who blasted one past Roccaforte. “We’ll take Saturday off, but we’ll get right back to work on Sunday,” Holeman said. “This will be an incredible experience. None of these girls have ever been to the conference tournament, but now they are going as the top seed. It means everyone will be out for us, but we have risen to challenges all season.”Courtesy of Lamar Athletics Both teams had some glittering scoring opportunities for the remainder of the first half, but LU goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy and McNeese netminder Emma Roccaforte each made three saves in the opening frame as LU carried a 1-0 lead into intermission. That goal did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the LU faithful, who counted down the final seconds before joining the Cardinals on the field for an impromptu championship celebration as the Cardinals became the first soccer team in Southland history to go from worst to first in one season.center_img The Cardinals will make their first appearance in the conference tournament since 2012 when they meet the host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, the No. 8 seed, at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jack Dugan Stadium in Corpus Christi. BEAUMONT, Texas – Playing in front of their biggest home crowd ever, the Lamar University Cardinals came up with their biggest win ever, a 4-1 drubbing of the archrival McNeese Cowgirls to claim the Southland Conference regular-season championship for the first time in the 11-year history of the LU women’s soccer program. The Cardinals started the second half even hotter than they started the initial period, netting two goals in the first 4:29 to take a 3-0 lead. The Cowgirls (12-5-1, 8-3-0), who needed a win to become co-champs with the Cardinals, broke Lovejoy’s shutout bid with 11:26 remaining as McNeese forward Savannah LaRicci scored just inside the far post for her conference-leading 12th goal of the season. “It feels unbelievable to score a goal on Senior Night,” Eckart said. “It feels even better to know that we are champions.” “To score four goals in any game is tremendous,” Holeman said. “To do it against the stingiest defensive team in the league is special.” The Cardinals made it 4-0 with 18:54 remaining in regulation as another senior got onto the scoring chart on Senior Day.  Defender Tori Alaniz took a pass from Lucy Ashworth and slid one past Roccaforte for her first goal of the season.last_img read more

Sony Xperia 2 could launch with a ridiculous amount of cameras

first_imgAs I mentioned last week there’s going to be a new Sony phone. Today I heard some things regarding it’s camera specs: The specs might be different in the final product do to this device still being in development. The images are based on imagination.Enjoy the specs!— Max J. (@Samsung_News_) June 18, 2019Set into the top bezel are supposedly two sensors: a standard 10-megapixel RGB front-facing camera (up from 8-megapixels on the Xperia 1) and a 0.3-megapixel ToF (time of flight) camera – a component which is usually used as a dedicated depth-sensing module, used to add bokeh or background blur to shots.Related: What is a ToF camera?Flip the phone over and its most standout design element is immediately apparent. Not unlike the rumoured iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4, Sony may be toying with using a large, squared camera module. However, on this mysterious Xperia, it’s more of a rectangle, in order to accommodate an array of six(!) camera modules.@Samsung_News_ supports the images with a rundown of the sensor size and aperture of each camera on the phone’s back.There’s a 48-megapixel f/1.2 to f/2.4 sensor, which is assumed to be the phone’s primary camera, while another variable aperture 12-megapixel f/1.2 to f/2.4 sensor also features. In addition, there’s a 20-megapixel f/2.4 offering, an 8-megapixel f/2.4 offering, a 16-megapixel f/2.4 entry and to round things out another ToF sensor, this time a higher resolution 0.5-megapixel unit.Considering the Xperia 1 was unusual in that its three rear cameras shared in the same 12-megapixel resolution (which is appreciated for quality and consistency’s sake), the near-random assortment of sensor resolutions here is perplexing.With so many camera sensors, there’s a chance that this is our first look at the collaborative efforts of Sony’s mobile team and the computational photography specialists at Light, responsible for the 16-sensored Light L16 camera. They’re the same company that partnered with Nokia to create the Nokia 9 PureView, an ill-received flagship with a nevertheless eye-catching seven-sensor rear camera setup.Related: Best camera phones 2019With regards to the question “how many cameras is too many for a smartphone?” phones like the 9 PureView, Huawei P30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Fold have all made fairly compelling cases for the versatility that extra sensors bring to the table.As for whether or not there’s any weight to this particular @Samsung_News_ has had limited success with leaks and rumours in the past, so there may be a glimmer of truth to what we see here, compounded by its timing in relation to Sony’s partnership with Light, which was announced back in February 2019. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. A newly-leaked render suggests that Sony might be working on an Xperia smartphone with a whopping eight cameras – two on the front and six on the back – if the imagery and accompanying information is to be believed.According to Twitter tipster @Samsung_News_ (a.k.a. Max J.) we’ve been presented with rendered imagery showing the front and back of an as yet unknown Xperia device.Its front certainly resembles the current Xperia 10 and Xperia 1 lines, with an apparent 21:9 aspect ratio and notch-free display. This would lend credence to the likelihood of this device’s existence and better yet, that we might see it in 2019. Could this be the Xperia 2?Sony does change up its design language fairly frequently, but it usually lasts for at least two generations of flagship. With the Xperia 1 steering away from the Xperia XZ3‘s more organic forms.center_img This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend. We use industry standard tests to evaluate products in order to assess them properly. We’ll always tell you what we find. Trusted Reviews may get a commission if you buy through our links. Tell us what you think.last_img read more